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Due to the changing nature of the law, the forms and information found on this web site will change from time to time. It is up to you to follow the current procedures and to file the correct, up-to-date forms. Each court location has a Clerk's Office and many locations also have a Court Service Center that can give you help and information about court procedures. Please note, however, that Clerk's Office and Court Service Center personnel cannot provide you with legal advice.
To start a dissolution you have to fill out the following  forms:
If the defendant has filed an
Appearance form, he or she needs to sign the Case Management Agreement
form, too. This form must be given or sent to the Clerk’s Office before
the Case Management Date on your Summons form. You do not have to go to
court on the Return Date. On the Case Management Agreement form you are
choosing your actual dissolution date and must be in court on that date.
If you and the defendant do not agree to a dissolution date and have not
filed a Case Management Agreement either, you must come to court on your
Case Management Date.
For your final dissolution hearing you have to fill out the following forms:
If the defendant did not respond to the Dissolution of Civil Union Complaint you may have to file another form, the:
On the day of your dissolution hearing be sure to come to court early because it can take 10 to 20 minutes to get into the courthouse since everyone must go through a metal detector. Be sure to bring your filled out court forms and copies of any other forms you may have filed. Go to your assigned courtroom and wait for instructions. If you are not sure where to go, check with the Clerk’s Office or Court Service Center.